Published on March 01, 2016

MHH Colleagues Donate 500 Boxes of Cereal to Help Families

Donations benefit area families in need 

Philadelphia (February 29, 2016) – Colleagues of Mercy Home Health collected 500 boxes of cereal throughout January and February to ensure families at Eastwick Mission House are able to eat a healthy and nutritious breakfast. That’s equivalent to approximately 3,250 bowls of cereal.

“The fact that our donations continue to grow—this year by more than 100 boxes, demonstrates our colleagues’ commitment to the community,” said Carol Quinn CEO of Mercy Home Health. “We’re so proud and thankful that so many of our nurses, aides and other staff members participated in this year’s cereal drive to give back to those less fortunate.”

Many families at Eastwick Mission House do not have the means to feed their family breakfast. Yet, eating a healthy and hearty breakfast provides the energy and nutrients needed to concentrate and be productive throughout the day. Each box of cereal also includes nutrition tips provided by Mercy Home Health colleagues, to help educate these families on healthy eating habits.

“Our colleagues understand the importance of starting the day with a nutritious meal and they want to help those who are unable to get the proper nutrition every day,” said Quinn.

The organization’s cereal drives take place throughout January and February to honor both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month.